2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Our Block 21 Cabernet is a single vineyard selection of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Trione Cloverdale Ranch. We blended this wine with 9% Merlot from our Geyserville ranch, 2% each Petit Verdot and Malbec from Cloverdale and 2% Cabernet Franc from our Home ranch. The blend adds complexity and depth to the wine. We harvested the grapes by hand and fermented each variety separately and then barrel aged the wine for twelve months. 2008 was the first vintage that we added Cabernet Franc to the mix for a classic Bordeaux blend. Once we determine our blend, the wine went back to barrel and aged an additional twelve months to ‘marry’ the varietals.